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and be there at all times. i think it can be done. but frankly we need to change the scope of our energies and the scope of our commitment. >> so maybe it's a messaging problem, like patrick just said. with the -- is it conservative views or is it the messengers or both? what do you think? >> initially, it's the messengers. we have this tendency of telling people what we're not going to do. we don't tell them why. we say we're the party of lower taxes. but we don't say because we want people not to be able to be addicted to government but be able to make a living. newt got a big controversy about -- talking about food stamps. one of the things food stamps represents is the lack of freedom. that's the federal government -- people -- they tell you what you can spend with those food stamps. you can or can't buy -- we don't do a positive message of saying, we want you to have more freedom. >> when you talk about food stamp and those sorts of issues, are those issues or messages that you run on that are losing messages? do people really want to talk about that? when you focus on issues like foo
the time. they want to move on to cleaner fights on energy reform or other things and have this off of the deck. >> okay. chris, let me bring you in. you heard a.b. say that grover norquist, who is not an elected leader surmised there's no mandate. the vice president actually on a ballot, here's what he believes came down on tuesday. he said in part, there was a clear sort of mandate about people coming much closer to our view about how to deal with tax policy. i just think he it's going to take time for the republicans to sort of digest what the consequences are for them internally. what's your reaction to at least biden believing there was a mandate for their tax policy? it shows in our exit polling that a significant number of people were okay with a tax increase for people who make over $250,000. >> my perspective is elections have consequences, and to the winner there is a certainly significance that follows from it. when you look at the exit polls in particular with the one you just referenced, 60% of the voters sided with the president's position on raising taxes on those mak
and be there at all times, and i think that it can be done, but frankly, we need to change the scope of our energies and the scope of our commitments. >> you see, this is not an attempt by the republicans to do something and fail. it is the lack of the attempt of the republicans to do anything at all. the first state race, state race i ever worked on was the united states senate in seat in 1996. and i asked, you know, very naively, why don't we go to black churches? well, they will never vote for us. why don't we retreat to students and young people. they don't vote. well, here we are in 2012 and that is a completely different story and we have to make the attempt. >> but what i heard al say, and what president obama won because he promised free things and i don't want to misquote you there, but i'm not sure if it is promise of free things, because when i hear that people say that they voted for president obama because they wanted things. why else do you vote for a candidate if you don't want something from the candidate? >> let me tell you something that obama won this election and everybody back u
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